Majority of jobseekers would be better off working - ESRI

16th June, 2015
Majority would be better off financially in work

The majority of jobseekers would be better off working than remaining on benefits, according to new research by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

The research found that 80 per cent of jobseekers would earn at least 40 per cent more than the receive in benefits, while 60 per cent would see their income at least doubled.

There are some families however, where in-work and out-of-work incomes was significantly smaller.

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